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November 28, 2018

INSITE Podcast Episode 7: How Running Rig Parts to Failure Affects the Bottom Line

In this episode of the INSITE podcast, Geo Jon interviews product manager Zac Strauss regarding the recent article outlining the pitfalls of running rig parts to failure and integrating preventative maintenance into rig inspections.

Zac has a bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. He started at the company in 2006 as a new product development engineer in diamond drilling products. He’s held other roles such as product manager for capital equipment spares and operations manager for aftermarket and fleet maintenance. He has been in his current role as product manager, capital drilling equipment since 2015.

Our host, Jon Peterson (Geo Jon for fun), works for the Products division as a Customer Service Representative. Jon graduated from the University of Utah in 2015 with his Bachelors of Science in Geology. He’s worked for Boart Longyear for the last two and a half years and interned as a geologist with an exploration company for about six months prior to coming to work for Boart Longyear. Jon has been married for a year and a half and in his free time enjoys trail running, hiking, working on his yard, spending time with family, and playing with his black lab Dexter. 

Read the full article and download the Drill Rig Service Interval Checklist

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